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Sep 12, 2011

4 injured, 1 killed during robbery of Brother’s Supermarket

There were no murders reported in the City over the holiday weekend but trigger-happy robbers in the west caused the demise of a supermarket owner. Three others were injured when the robbers fired indiscriminately at employees and customers. It happened after seven on September tenth night when the store was buzzing with customers.  News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

Brother’s Store in Santa Elena, Cayo became the unfortunate location of a robbery turned homicide. On Saturday night three armed assailants opened fire on the employees of Brothers Supermarket before making demands.

Inspector Claudio Mai, Deputy Officer Commanding San Ignacio Police

Claudio Mai

“About 7:15, two male dark skinned persons with rags over their faces approached the building. Zhong He Lei who was sitting down just outside the door of the business place was shot first after which with the shots fired all the customers and employees of the local ran to the back of the building.”

Jose Sanchez

“So they didn’t actually come and make demands, they just came shooting first?”

Inspector Claudio Mai

“Yes yes. They entered the building—one of them went behind the counter and took undisclosed amount of money and as they came in they left quickly.”

Four persons were injured while shots were being fired indiscriminately at any person in sight, including customers.

Inspector Claudio Mai

“Police responded and on arrival they saw three Chinese males and a Hispanic female suffering from gunshot wounds. Zhong He Lei, fifty-six years of that address was seen suffering with a single gunshot wound to the lower abdomen, Fule Lei, twenty-eight years of the same address with gunshot wound to the right leg, and Zhou Xiang Li, sixty years of the same address with gunshot wound to the right thigh. Leyvea Valdez, twenty-nine years domestic of Santa Elena was seen suffering from a bullet graze to the left ring finger. All were taken to the La Loma Luz Hospital where Zhong He Lei succumbed to this death whilst undergoing treatment.”

According to Inspector Claudio Mai, Deputy Officer Commanding San Ignacio Police, even a passing car became the next subject of gunfire.

Inspector Claudio Mai

“On going out of the building, a vehicle as coming on to the highway, from the Southside of the highway; they fired a single shot to that vehicle which caught the front right door, but luckily enough both persons occupying that vehicle were not injured. Police retrieved five, nine millimeter expended shells from the scene. We have several persons detained pending investigation of murder and I am appealing to the public; if they do know anything to please come forward or call for 911, or call for the officer or myself so that we can clarify this single incident that happened during the 10th celebration.”

Several CCTV cameras caught the incident, which has led to the quick apprehension of suspects. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

The three others who were injured have been treated and released from the hospital.

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8 Responses for “4 injured, 1 killed during robbery of Brother’s Supermarket”

  1. Storm says:

    If the police catch them, HANG THEM.

    If the Chinese community forms a posse to catch them, then I support that.

  2. MACAL RIVERA says:

    THEY COME ALL THE WAY FROM BELIZE CITY TO DO THEIR CRIME, THIS MEN HAVE NO SHAME OR GUILT!! WELL GUESS WHAT, PLEASE DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR THEM WHEN YOU SEE GSU HARRASING THEM, I SAY GOOD FOR THEM.

    HOPE THEY FIND THE CULPRITS AND HANG THEM HIGH HIGH, THESE MEN ARE DISCUSTING

  3. c says:

    this is what happens when you negotiate gang truce… they have nobody to kill so they travel out of bze city and keep killing.

  4. belizeanpride says:

    i’d say torture the suspects seen on the cctv and make them talk, no sweet talk them, they play rough make them rough them also. it’s really disturbing how they seem to have no respect for the people who are abiding citizens. barrow what are you waiting for, a revolution before you implement the death by hanging or keep the BULL$&^*# WITH THE SO CALL TRUCE WITH THE GANGSTERS. if you don’t listen to the cries of the people for death penalty then there’s no other things to tell you that you suck. priority is our safety not the nationalization of utilities but the greed for money is what makes you ignorant.

  5. Xtasy says:

    You always hear that these crimes are caught on tape and are being investigated but not much ever comes of it. When you have witnesses, no one wants to come forward because they fear for their life. The government knows all these people who are commiting these crimes but they themselves are scared to touch them, so my solution, BRING IN MERCERNARIES!!!! They come in, take them out, they leave. Simple!

  6. Viper says:

    The government needs to recruit mercernaries to deal with the situation we have on hand. They know exactly who are commiting these senseless murders/robberies but they themselves are too scared to touch ‘em. Let mercs deal with it, tell these idiots to retaliate on a face theyve never even seen. Play with puppy and it lick yo mouth!!

  7. Elgin Martinez says:

    All these crimes are as a result of the PM’s negotiations with the criminal elements.

  8. Earl Grey says:

    We need a PRISON FARM to keep these idle hands busy.

    IF WE DON’T KEEP THEM BUSY …..THEY WILL KEEP US BUSY, as you can see.

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